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Old   November 22, 2011, 11:31
Default OpenFOAM 2.0.x on Fedora 16 64-bit
Jon Elvar Wallevik
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Hi there foamers
just installed OF 2.0.x on Fedora 16 64-bit, without problem:
Here is the procedure (basically the same as for Fedora 14 64-bit):
Note I haven't bothered in compiling paraFoam. Instead I install paraview
and use foamToVTK after each simulation (yum install paraview).

Step 1: (some repetitions here, haven't clean this up, but don't worry)
yum install gcc gcc-c++ binutils-devel flex git-core wget cmake qt4-devel python-devel readline-devel bison
yum install gcc gcc-c++ bison ncurses-devel tix.x86_64 glibc-devel flex zlib-devel libXt-devel
yum install binutils-static python-devel qt-devel cmake flex
Step 2:
mkdir OpenFOAM
cd OpenFOAM/
git clone git://
Step 3:
Download ThirdParty-2.0.1.gtgz from
(make sure it is OK with md5sum)

... After successful download, move the file to ~/OpenFOAM
tar xzf ThirdParty-2.0.1.gtgz
mv ThirdParty-2.0.1 ThirdParty-2.0.x
Step 4:
edit your .bashrc file in ~/ and activate openfoam paths by adding (NOTE remember the dot,... that is the "." before !!!)

. $HOME/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-2.0.x/etc/bashrc

after the "# User specific aliases and functions" text.
Step 5:
Open new terminal and make sure that your paths are active
type "echo $PATH" and you should see lot of openfoam stuff
Step 6: (this is optional)
export WM_NCOMPPROCS=$(cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep processor | wc -l)
Step 7:
Step 8:
./Allwmake | tee wmake_log_file_dxxxxxx.txt
Step 9:
Step 10: To check if everything is OK

mkdir -p $FOAM_RUN
cd $FOAM_RUN/tutorials/incompressible/icoFoam/cavity

paraview & ... and open the file in the ./VTK to see the cfd result

Hope this is of help for the newcomers
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